Showing posts with label New York Rangers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New York Rangers. Show all posts

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Maxim Lapierre is a Fraud



This is the kind of shenanigans that disgusts me. It should disgust other NHL hockey fans as well.

There's no way around it, Maxim Lapierre of the Pittsburgh Penguins is a fraud and a disgrace to the game of hockey. Lapierre should be ashamed of himself after this lackluster acting job that drew a power play. If I was a GM in the NHL I wouldn't employ a player like this.

If you watch the video you will see that  Dominic Moore of the NY Rangers barely touches Lapierre. These are the kind bush-league moves that should warrant a suspension from the NHL.

The Rangers forward Moore was incorrectly given a two-minute minor for roughing. I hope the Rangers sent a tape to the NHL, for further review. The on-ice officials in this game should also be upset because Lapierre made an ass out of them. I also think that the Penguins head coach should be given a fine for this bravo sierra.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

(Video) Penguins Blake Comeau Scores a Goal Against the Rangers



There was a battle in front of the net. Pittsburgh Penguins forward Blake Comeau scores a gritty goal against the New York Rangers. Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist didn't seem real pleased with the play and thought there was goalie interference on the play. What do you think?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Redwing77's Bracket

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Redwing77's Stanley Cup Bracket

Goon posted his Bracket Challenge and I'm going to post mine.  I admit to being a bit homer with my Wings and I did post a major upset in the first round.  Sorry Habs fans.  Carey Price seems to actually be a good goaltender and he has chilled from his early career chumpiness.  However, the Habs have had abysmal luck against Ottawa this year.  And, quite honestly, I'd like to throw out a small bone to former Bowling Green State University goaltender, Andrew Hammond.

All in all, however, I think the entire bracket is irrelevant because I truly believe the Rangers are simply going to steamroll anyone they meet and take it all.  I put Chicago in the Finals because Crawford seems to actually play like an elite goaltender when he gets into the playoffs....sometimes anyways.  I believe Dubnyk's insane run ends vs. Oshie and the Blues.  Halak's stumbling continues in the playoffs.  Fleury sieves hardcore before the buzzsaw known as the Rangers.  Honestly, whoever wins the Detroit vs. Tampa series will face the Rangers in the EC Finals.

If my bracket holds together (which any betting man would bet against it), the series to watch will be the Blues vs. Wild, Chicago vs. Nashville (goaltending vs. offense really), and ALL of the Rangers games.  I think the entire Anaheim subbracket is the most boring bracket.

Original Six wins again.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A Look at the NHL Standings


With the win against the Chicago Blackhawks last night, the Wild are in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. There's one spot remaining in the West. In the East, the Bruins, Pens and Senators are fighting for the remaining spot. It's going down to the wire.


Wednesday, April 01, 2015

(Updated) NCAA Hockey: A Few More Early Departures of Note

A trio of big-time college hockey players have signed entry-level professional contracts. These three are pretty big losses for their hockey teams.

First, I enjoyed watching Jonny Brodzinski play the last three season. I didn't get to see Brady Skjei play that much, except on TV. Adam Wilcox was a stone wall in the games UND played against the Gophers.


Jets Dustin Byfuglien to Have Hearing for Dirty Cross-Check on J.T. Miller



Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety for his dirty cross-check on the Rangers J.T. Miller. There was no penalty called on the play.

First, there's no way you can defend a dirty hit like this. There are players that play hard-nosed hockey, but this is down right bush-league. Byfuglien's hearing in a phone hearing, so his suspension won't be more than five games.



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Chris Kreider Boards Carl Soderberg and Then Gets Worked by Chris Kelley (Video)



Before someone tries to tell me that New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider is a clean hockey player. Or that there was no intention by Kreider to board Carl Soderberg. Please don't.

I am also waiting for the comment that Soderberg put himself in a vulnerable position and deserved to get hit like that.

Please don't do it.

Take a look at the two videos that I have embedded in this blog post. I am going to ask you, where have we seen this move before? I see a pattern developing here. Kreider did the same thing to Jonas Brodin earlier in the year.

06:13 NYR Chris Kreider Boarding - 2 min against Carl Soderberg
06:13 BOS Chris Kelly Instigator - 2 min against Chris Kreider
06:13 NYR Chris Kreider Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Chris Kelly
06:13 BOS Chris Kelly Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Chris Kreider
06:13 BOS Chris Kelly Misconduct (10 min) - 10 min

Monday, October 27, 2014

(Video) John Moore's head shot on Erik Haula



At the 07:12 mark of the second period, New York Rangers forward John Moore was given a match penalty for this dirty, dangerous, inexcusable head shot on Wild forward Erik Haula.

This hit is worthy of a suspension  and should land Moore a game or two vacation. Because this penalty is a match penalty, it will reviewed by the NHL. There is no excuse for this dirty hit.


(Video) Chris Krieder Boards Jonas Brodin



This is an unnecessary, dangerous hit by New York Rangers forward Chris Krieder. If you don't believe me, check out the video, Krieder throws Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin violently into the boards. This is the kind of hit that needs to be eliminated from the game of hockey.

I also believe that this is a hit that needs more examination by the NHL's Department of Player safety and that Krieder should be suspended for this hit. A game or two would be appropriate. Thoughts?

Monday, September 08, 2014

Ryan Malone to Play for the Rangers?



Here's the latest in the Ryan Malone saga.
NHL.COM -- Forward Ryan Malone will begin participating in informal skates with the New York Rangers on Monday, according to multiple sources and first reported by Larry Brooks of the New York Post.

Malone has been a free agent since the Tampa Bay Lightning used their second compliance buyout on the forward on June 25. At the time, Malone had one year and $2.5 million remaining on the seven-year, $31.5 million contract he signed with the Lightning in 2008.

Malone, 34, struggled last season in Tampa Bay, scoring five goals and 15 points in 57 games. A fourth-round pick (No. 115) of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1999 NHL Draft, he is a six-time 20-goal scorer and set career highs in his final season in Pittsburgh with 27 goals, 51 points, a plus-14 rating and 103 penalty minutes.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Rangers to sign Kevin Hayes

Well, it looks like the New York Rangers are the team that's going to land former Boston College forward Kevin Hayes.
Mike Halford, Pro Hockey Talk -- On Tuesday, various outlets (see here and here and here and here) reported that Hayes — the former Boston College standout taken 24th overall by Chicago at the ’10 draft — has agreed to sign with the New York Rangers, ending a long, drawn-out saga in the process.

Hayes had consistently balked at signing in Chicago despite the ‘Hawks drafting him out of high school four years ago, ahead of the likes of Evgeny Kuznetsov, Charlie Coyle and Emerson Etem. Instead, he completed a stellar career at BC, then simply allowed time to run out on his draft rights — on Aug. 15, the deadline for the ‘Hawks to sign Hayes passed, making him an unrestricted free agent in the process.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Make or Break Time for J.T. Miller?



I found this article on T.J. Miller to be interesting, maybe because he was committed to UND for a minute, before he bolted for the greener pastures of the OHL. I still think college hockey would have done this kid some good.
SNYRangers.com -- Jeff Gorton says that the Rangers organization has “made it clear” to JT Miller what kind of opportunity he has in front of him this season. (Tal Pinchevsky)

Glen Sather said at the draft that they expect Miller to “come to play” this year. Sather said that Miller is “young, fits into the price range and will develop into a very good hockey player.” He adds that Miller showed a lot of growth this past season.

It’s been said before that the Rangers are counting on Miller to take a step this coming season.

Miller is “more than ready” to be an NHLer and should be able to beat out Chris Bourque or Chris Mueller for a roster spot. (The Hockey News)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Face it, Ryan Mantha isn't coming to UND.

If I was a betting man, and I am. I would say that this kid is OHL bound, and is not heading to UND next fall. No mention what-so-ever about UND. As I wrote in May, since 2011, UND has had five high-end recruits decommit and go the Major Junior route. Mantha would make six.

Update: Brad E. Schlossman from the Grand Forks Herald is reporting that Mantha is an  academic causality.
SNYRangersblogspot.com --On what is next, “we will see soon, Niagra has my rights and it will come down to what the Rangers want me to do.”

Who did you root for growing up, “I didn’t have one but during the Cup I was rooting for the Rangers so this is an awesome feeling.”

From the Rangers: “With the first of the two fourth round selections, New York drafted defenseman Ryan Mantha. The Clarkson, Michigan native split this past season between the Sioux City Musketeers and the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League (USHL), registering a total of three goals and 12 assists for 15 points, along with 71 penalty minutes and a plus-11 rating in 53 games. Mantha added three assists in 10 playoff games with Indiana.”


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

More reasons to not like the Pittsburgh Penguins

Former Pittsburgh Penguin defenseman Ulf Samuelsson was one of the dirtiest players to play the game of hockey, now he's in the running for the the Penguins head coaching job. More reasons to not like the Penguins.
TSN.CA -- New York Rangers assistant coach and former NHL defenceman Ulf Samuelsson is on the list of candidates who's interviewed for the head coaching job with the Pittsburgh Penguins, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger.

Dreger reported on Tuesday that the Hurricanes sought permission from the Rangers to interview Samuelsson for their coaching vacancy.

Samuelsson played 16 seasons in the NHL with lenghty stints in both Pittsburgh and with the former Hartford Whalers.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

2014 NHL Season: That's a wrap



What a season of hockey. The L.A. Kings win the 2014 Stanley Cup Final on a goal by a former Miami University defenseman Alec Martinez at the 14:43 mark of the second over time to give the Kings their second Stanley Cup in three years. Martinez scored the game-winning goal in game seven of the Western Conference Finals as well.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

New York Rangers post mortem



My wife was asking me when the Stanley Cup Finals are going to be over. I told her, the Stanley Cup Finals will be over this week, probably on Wednesday night. There’s no way the series makes it past Friday. If this was a title fight, they would have thrown in the white towel already. The Rangers are done, stick a fork in them.

This GIF by Pete Blackburn illustrates how the series has gone for the New York Rangers. Nothing has gone their way. They can’t buy a break.

L.A. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has been a brick wall during the Stanley Cup Finals and last night the All-World goalie stopped all 32 shots that he faced.


Monday, June 09, 2014

Stanley Cup Humor, 0-3



This one was pretty good. It's funny if you're a L.A. Kings fan and not if your cheer for the New York Rangers.
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Marc Staal Hi-sticking Penalty, Alec Martinez Embellishment

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First off, I want to be clear, this is a penalty. New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal hits L.A. Kings defenseman Alec Martinez with a high stick, that we can't denie. However, they teach must teach acting classes at Miami University, because this was a ridiculous head snap by Martinez. I would say that this display is worthy of an Academy Award. Even Ryan Kesler would blush at this one.
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